BRU Burger Bar - Carmel

4.7
241 Reviews
$30 and under
Burgers
The hamburger is over 100 years old. It’s a classic, purely American, and an icon. The hamburger is the people’s sandwich, everyman’s food. BRU is an ode to our love….the Burger. Paired with a beer, we can’t imagine what could be much better. Join us at BRU Burger Bar. We look forward to serving you! BRU Burger Bar is proudly operated by Cunningham Restaurant Group.

Reservations are highly recommended for weekends. We will hold your reservation spot for 15 minutes past the reserved time before moving on.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 241 people are saying
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cblk
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took our whole family and everyone loved it!! Very yummy and a gluten free menu too (have to Ask for it)

BRU Burger Bar - Carmel
Responded 2 days ago

Hi, Cblk. Thank you so much for your review! We are glad you had a great experience with the whole family, come back and see us! Take care, Bru Burger Bar

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The burger was amazing and the service was great.

BRU Burger Bar - Carmel
Responded 2 days ago

Hello there, and thank you for the great review. We're happy to hear you enjoyed the food and the service! Cheers, BRU Burger Carmel

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KristaP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Love the Carmel location has gluten free fries. They were perfectly crisp.

BRU Burger Bar - Carmel
Responded 6 days ago

Hello Krista and thank you for your 4 stars! We're glad you enjoyed them and we hope to earn that 5th star on your next visit with us! Cheers, BRU Burger Bar Carmel

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love me some Bru Burger Carmel! Always consistent in every respect.

BRU Burger Bar - Carmel
Responded on January 8, 2022

Thank you for the five star review and positive words! We look forward to having you dine with us again soon.

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Xavian
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was good. Interesting selection of topping. Servers and Bar staff seemed stretched thin and a little harried.

BRU Burger Bar - Carmel
Responded on January 1, 2022

We appreciate your 4 stars Xavian! We look forward to earning that 5th star on your next visit.

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JohnD
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Overall experience was pretty good. The only slight setback was our waiter was a little slow on collecting our bill. I think he had too many tables to attend to.

But overall good food, good value, good ambiance.

BRU Burger Bar - Carmel
Responded on January 1, 2022

We appreciate your 4 stars John! We look forward to earning that 5th star on your next visit.

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ChrisL
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall great Christmas Eve dining experience. Great food and great service in a nice atmosphere. Carmel BruBurger has been a good service experience I could count on for the last several years - both for work outings and personal dinners.

BRU Burger Bar - Carmel
Responded on December 27, 2021

Thank you so much for your kind words, Chris. We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us. Cheers, Bru Burger Bar Carmel

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vipBillW
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

My wife and I enjoyed our meal very much. Our waitress gave us great service and the food was very delicious

BRU Burger Bar - Carmel
Responded on December 13, 2021

Bill, We appreciate your 4 stars! We look forward to earning that 5th star on your next visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Good food. Service was really mediocre at best. Unusual as it has always been great service.

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KathyD
Indiana
25 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

BRU Burger Bar - Carmel
Responded on December 7, 2021

Hi, Kathy. Thank you so much for your review! We are glad you had a great experience. Take care, Bru Burger Bar

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RobinN
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter Garrett was EXCELLENT!!!

BRU Burger Bar - Carmel
Responded on November 30, 2021

Hi, Robin. Thank you so much for your review! We are glad you had a great experience. Take care, Bru Burger Bar

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vippink45
Indiana
19 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We LOVE BRU Burger! Food and service is always great. The grass fed beef burger and cole slaw are our favorites. We're also excited that now we can make a reservation on Open Table!

BRU Burger Bar - Carmel
Responded on November 29, 2021

Hi, Pink45. Thank you so much for your review! We are glad you had a great experience. Take care, Bru Burger Bar

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Beginnerfoodies
Indiana
19 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food, great service. Very loud. Some is our fault. We need to come later. Many small crying children.

BRU Burger Bar - Carmel
Responded on November 28, 2021

Thank you for the five star review, Beginnerfoodies! We look forward to having you visit again.

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Ruth1092
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

We were celebrating my granddaughter’s 10th birthday. Our appetizer came out after our entrees. Then, it took us a while to get our check.

BRU Burger Bar - Carmel
Responded on November 30, 2021

Thank you for providing your feedback and letting us know about this issue, Ruth. We set a high standard for ourselves and are truly sorry to hear that standard was not met in your interaction with us. Hopefully we have the chance to make things better on your next visit! Cheers, Bru Burger Bar Carmel

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Bevie
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun atmosphere for all ages! Saw young families, singles, and seniors. Great burgers! Drinks are a little pricey! Would recommend!

BRU Burger Bar - Carmel
Responded on November 22, 2021

Hi, Bevie. Thank you so much for your review! We are glad you had a great experience. Take care, Bru Burger Bar Carmel

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ReceyS
Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and delicious food

BRU Burger Bar - Carmel
Responded on November 15, 2021

Recey, Thank you for the 5 stars!

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MollieS
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent. All the food(chicken tenders buffalo style,lamb burgers and cod sandwich )was great. The fries are always crispy and hot. Only wish we had room for the gargonzola salad which is our favorite

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vipRobinR
Indiana
52 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Onion rings and homemade Ketchup were amazing. The burgers were good but a little expensive, especially when you have to pay extra for any side dish. Service was adequate but lacking at times. Overall a nice experience and will return.

BRU Burger Bar - Carmel
Responded on November 1, 2021

We appreciate your 4 stars Robin! We are delighted to hear you had a pleasant experience with us. We look forward to earning that 5th star on your next visit.

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vipDDDFJD
Indiana
100 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lunched with friends & chose Bru Burger because of an excellent salad I had enjoyed there during my last visit. As I walked to the table, I noticed a pile of onion rings on someone else's plate that looked delicious. One of my friends had had them before & said they were really good so instead of a healthy salad, we ended up with burgers, fries & onion rings. They were all delicious. The burger was cooked perfectly & topped with my favorite cheese, pepper jack. The fries were good & so were the onion rings, although a little too much breading on the rings for me - still, they were good. Service was good too. Would definitely return.

BRU Burger Bar - Carmel
Responded on November 1, 2021

We appreciate your 4 stars and thank you for the great review. We're happy to hear you enjoyed the food!

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RichardT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

My drink was wrong. Took a hot minute for the waitress to check back in for me to get things switched, but I’m pretty sure they were short staffed due to the Great Resignation, so not a huge deal at all. She was super nice and friendly though and fixed it as soon as she was able!

BRU Burger Bar - Carmel
Responded on October 28, 2021

Thank you for providing your feedback Richard, and for being understanding. We are delighted you had a good experience with us and hope to see you back soon. Cheers, Bru Burger Bar

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Amadthom
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was great and the food was delicious!

BRU Burger Bar - Carmel
Responded on October 28, 2021

Thank you so much for your review! We are glad you had a great experience. Take care, Bru Burger Bar

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GregoryA
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, very enjoyable evening.

BRU Burger Bar - Carmel
Responded on October 22, 2021

Thanks for coming in Gregory! We’re glad you enjoyed your food and experience! See you again soon! Bru Carmel

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service, nice atmosphere

BRU Burger Bar - Carmel
Responded on October 22, 2021

Thanks for coming in! We’re glad you enjoyed your food and experience! See you again soon! Bru Carmel

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vipRobinR
Indiana
52 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!

BRU Burger Bar - Carmel
Responded on October 22, 2021

Thanks for coming in Robin! We’re glad you enjoyed your food and experience! See you again soon! Bru Carmel

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IzzyM
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bur burger bar is an amazing place with great service!

BRU Burger Bar - Carmel
Responded on October 22, 2021

Thanks for coming in Izzy! We’re glad you enjoyed your food and experience! See you again soon! Bru Carmel

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easy app to navigate through

BRU Burger Bar - Carmel
Responded on October 22, 2021

Thanks for ordering! We’re glad you enjoyed your food and experience! See you again soon! Bru Carmel

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vipGreatFoods
Cincinnati
19 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great as usual. The Bru Fries were different than previously. Hopefully, this is just a temporary change of materials or process.

BRU Burger Bar - Carmel
Responded on October 22, 2021

Thanks for coming in! We’re glad you enjoyed your food and experience! See you again soon! Bru Carmel

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The hostess was extremely rude and acted annoyed (rolled her eyes) when we asked for a low top table versus a high top table. We had our 10 month old daughter with us. The high chair provided was too low for the high table. Her head was under the table when sitting in it.

The food was below average. We ordered a grilled cheese for our daughter. When it arrived it was two tops of a hamburger bun, flipped upside down with a cheese slice in between.

The only good part of our experience was our actual waiter. She was very nice and on top of everything.

BRU Burger Bar - Carmel
Responded on October 22, 2021

I would like to apologize for your recent visit with us. I'm very upset to hear this was your experience with our host staff. This is not how we handle guest requests and I will address this with our host team. I'm glad to hear that the rest of your experience was positive however! Please feel free to reach out to me a brucarmel@crgdining with any other feedback. Alli Selkirk General Manager

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vipLinda
Indiana
30 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great! They accommodated the special order my friend and I requested.

BRU Burger Bar - Carmel
Responded on October 9, 2021

Thanks for coming in Linda! We are glad you enjoyed your visit and look forward to seeing you again soon! Bru Carmel

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KristenM
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

BRU Burger never disappoints! The gluten free menu has ample choices for the main entree, and the salads are all very good. Although there are no GF appetizers on the menu, the amount of food was perfect for our group.

BRU Burger Bar - Carmel
Responded on October 9, 2021

Thanks for coming in Kristen! We are glad you enjoyed your visit and look forward to seeing you again soon! Bru Carmel

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vipJHart
Indiana
88 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice meal!

BRU Burger Bar - Carmel
Responded on September 23, 2021

Thanks for coming in JHart! We are glad you enjoyed your visit and look forward to seeing you again soon! Bru Carmel

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ClaudiaH
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and good food!! LOUD! Hard for older people to talk at the table.

BRU Burger Bar - Carmel
Responded on September 16, 2021

Thanks for coming in Claudia! We are glad you enjoyed your visit and look forward to seeing you again soon! Bru Carmel

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vipwheals
Charleston
127 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Attentive service.

BRU Burger Bar - Carmel
Responded on September 10, 2021

Thanks for coming in! We are glad you enjoyed your visit and look forward to seeing you again soon! Bru Carmel

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vipChris
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great selection of food and beer. Went right when they opened on a Sunday morning, but within a half hour it got pretty busy. Enjoyed the soft pretzel appetizer and I had the Honey-Chipolte BBQ burger which was outstanding and my wife had the black bean burger which she said was very good. The only thing we wished they had were sweet potato fries!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

I had a great salad, appreciated switching the spring mix for romaine lettuce. My husband said his burger was good, not as good as some others he has had recently other places.
We appreciated the round table for six. We’ll be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The restaurant was out of several beer selections we

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TerryB
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, quiet enough to carry on conversation without too much noise

BRU Burger Bar - Carmel
Responded on August 18, 2021

Terry, thank you for the 5 stars!

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aschnelker
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

As many restaurants are these days, Bru Burger seemed short staffed. Our initial server was "standing in" and then our actual server did not have drink menus so handed me his server pad to review the beer specials. Overall, the food was good and my kiddos were happy.

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TakeMeOuttotheBallgame
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Overall the experience at BRU Burger was mediocre. The food was okay, the service was okay but slow, and the restaurant appeared to be 'neglected'. There was no excellence visible in any component: service, food, facility, attitude. I took a large group to Bru, based on great dining experiences at the Mass Ave location. I won't recommend this to others based on this experience. Sorry, but I feel an honest review will be a basis for improvements.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food - I love their black bean burgers!

FAQs

BRU Burger Bar - Carmel offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (317) 975-0033.

BRU Burger Bar - Carmel is rated 4.7 stars by 241 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.